Evans never feared United axe
Self-assured Jonny Evans last night admitted he never once feared the Old Trafford axe this summer — despite the arrival of England under-21 sensation Phil Jones from Blackburn Rovers and the emergence of Chris Smalling.
Evans, who has been at Manchester United since signing schoolboy forms as a 16-year-old, came in for stinging criticism last season after a number of below-par performances for Manchester United, particularly in the games against Everton and West Ham.
The 23-year-old from Newtownabbey was even sent off for a horrendous challenge on Bolton’s Stuart Holden, which ended the USA international’s season and saw Evans banned from the FA Cup semi-final against Manchester City at Wembley.
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